Donor Stories

Monthly Donor to Enter Dominican Monastery

I’m grateful to be able to join the nuns in praying the Rosary using the St. Dominic relic rosary, a gift from the Dominican Friars. I will be praying daily in a special way for the success of the Friars’ mission to bring souls to our Lord.

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Donor Profile | Fred Pula (1926-2021)

The Pulas made their generous first gift to the Dominican Friars in 2018 after receiving an appeal in the mail asking for support for vocations to the priesthood. Following Marilyn’s death, Fred made the decision to include the Dominican Friars in his will.

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Donor Profile | Vince Ventimiglia

I love the dedication to well informed preaching, particularly on college campuses. From my own experience, and then raising my kids, I see the value in that.

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Donor Profile: James Donovan

“I like the fact the fact the Dominicans are on the front line when it comes to the youth. God knows we need preachers!” — Mr. James Donovan

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Effective Planning: A Conversation with David W. Burleigh, ESQ.

Effective Planning: A Conversation with David W. Burleigh, ESQ. David Burleigh is a lawyer with Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koenig Co., LPA, where he represents private business owners and their families in their business, family, and personal affairs. David also serves on the board of the Dominican Friars Foundation. Why do we need to plan Read more…

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A Letter From Brian and Amy Shaw

A Letter From Brian and Amy Shaw
We’re grateful for all the work you’re doing, especially on college campuses where the need for both knowledge of the Gospel and the love of Jesus Christ is so great! We’re thankful that Our Lord is addressing the needs of His people by calling an impressive number of new vocations to the Dominican Order in recent years.

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Mary Alice O’Connor: A Life of Seeking Truth

With deep gratitude, the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph honor the life of a dear friend and benefactor, Mary Alice O’Connor, 1929-2015. For over forty years, Mary Alice was a faithful parishioner at the Dominican church of St. Mary’s in New Haven, Connecticut, and a personal friend to many of the friars. Read more…

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Robert Mullin: Honoring a Brother with a Lasting Legacy

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Robert Mullin for his generous bequest, and welcome him as the latest member of the St. Dominic Legacy Society!  Mr. Mullin is a retired educator who taught the children of US servicemen and women in Japan, Germany, England, Morocco, and Denmark. He holds a doctorate in education from Read more…

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John Guldan: Planning a Legacy of Dominican Vocations

John Guldan is a retired schoolteacher with degrees in history and theology. He has been a faithful supporter of the Dominican Friars since 2007 and is a member of the St. Dominic Legacy Society. We would like to thank Mr. Guldan—and all our donors—for helping us form priests and brothers capable of bringing the charism Read more…

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Albert Juergens: Creating a Contemplative Legacy

Artist and inventor Albert Juergens recently donated his Catskills estate to the Dominican Friars. After turning an outbuilding into small chapel, the Friars held their first retreat at St. Albert’s Retreat Center, named for the 13th-century Dominican Doctor of the Church and teacher of St. Thomas Aquinas. We extend our gratitude to Mr. Juergens and Read more…

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